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Maxwell Street Market Sanitation Inspections Explained

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Maxwell Street Market Sanitation Inspections Explained

Paulette | May 20, 2003 02:55 PM

Let me clarify what I said yesterday. Maxwell St Market is inspected. But it is not inspected by the Department of Health. It is inspected by consumer services which also does sanitation inspections as well as scales, cabs and vendors. Yes you can see them take temperatures and check for water and hand washing stations. They pretty much do a lot of the same work as the health department although the health department will take an inspection farther. Also streets and sanitation has a division known as the task force or rat patrol which also does sanitation inspections and yes they might take temperatures too as well as look for signs of rodents. As a matter of fact about 6 months ago the rumor was that the health department and streets and sanitation were going to be combined but since the state health department works with the city this was deemed not feasible. So if you see inspectors in the market they are probably not from the health dept but other city agencies. The health department does go to the city festivals during the summer and check food there.
If you have any questions just e-mail me.
Paulette

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